The Five best Football League loan moves: Nottingham Forest and Bournemouth feature

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Nottingham Forest, Bournemouth, Ipswich Town, Middlesbrough and Notts County feature.

The Football League loan deadline passed at 5pm on Thursday, and there was a flurry of activity between the divisions.

Here is a look at five of the best loan moves... 

Jonny Williams to Ipswich

Ipswich Town signed Jonny Williams from Crystal Palace, after fighting off competition from Wolves, reported by the Express and Star. The two teams are separated by just two points, with Ipswich on 67 points inside the play-off spots and Wolves on 65 narrowly outside. The switch gives Mick McCarthy's side a boost ahead of his former club, with defender Zeki Fryers also signed as part of a double deal.

Chuba Akpom to Forest

Arsenal's prolific young striker was in demand, and Chuba Akpom arrives fresh from scoring for England's under-20 side in midweek. Akpom has nine goals in 11 games for the Gunners under-21 side this season, and could be a real difference maker in the promotion race. Forest are 10 points back, but such a turnaround can be made up as the pressure grows on teams around them. Crucially if the spell is successful, Forest will be in pole position if next season he is allowed out on loan for the whole year.

Dwight Tiendalli to Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough are right at the top of the table, aiming to clinch an automatic promotion place, currently sitting in third. They have acted to strengthen their defence with the addition of Dwight Tiendalli from Swansea City. Tiendalli is a left-back who has been capped by Holland, and adds vital experience at a time of the season when Aitor Karanka's side need it.

Kenwyne Jones to Bournemouth

Bournemouth may have pulled off the best deal in the Championship with the signing of Kenwyne Jones, who Cardiff City surprisingly allowed to leave. Jones has 13 goals in 26 starts in for Cardiff this season, and his arrival is a sign of intent from league leaders Bournemouth that they intend to capitalise on their position. The Cherries have a real chance to pull away now if Jones hits form.

Jordan Williams to Notts County 

Moving down into League One, Notts County may just have signed a player who can be crucial in their battle for survival. Jordan Williams is highly rated by Liverpool, and has been selected on the bench by Brendan Rodgers in recent weeks. The central midfielder has a real chance to establish himself now and enhance his reputation further, and in the process help County move away from the drop zone. They are currently only safe via goal difference, level on points with 21st place Crewe. 

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